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By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 24, 2018

I have no clue who sent me this statement from Gregory Norbert, a Benedictine. I just found it in an old file. It grabbed my heart like ivy tenaciously clinging to a stucco wall. The words ring true and sweet and important at the close of a year filled with too much bitterness, division and rancor.

The best we have is each one of us. All of you who touch my life in so many ways are part of the texture that helps me breathe, create, cry and play. My beloved family, my extended family, my dear colleagues, my readers, my audiences, and clients who are always much more than “clients”…

Listen to what I would say through Father Norbert:

I want to say something to all of you who have become a part of the fabric of my life.

The color and texture which you brought into my being have become a song and I want to sing it forever.

There is an energy in us which makes things happen when the paths of other persons touch ours and we have to be there and let it happen.

When the time of our particular sunset comes.

Our thing, our accomplishment won’t really matter a great deal.

But the clarity and care with which we have loved others will speak with vitality of the great gift of life we have been for each other.

Gregory Norbet, OSB

Happy Holidays to all. Remember, God gave us memories so we might have roses in Winter.




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A Christmas Memory Worth Repeating

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 19, 2016

In going through an old file, I came across an article I wrote that won first place for the Christmas edition of the Orange County Register 34 years ago! How well I remember going out in the driveway and seeing my article as the wrap for the paper. Although years have passed, the essence of that story seems more pertinent than ever. May you enjoy. 


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The Night before Christmas - Digital Style*

By Eileen McDargh - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Twas the night before Christmas, when all thru the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even The Mouse
The track pad was silent, the touchpad so still
Computer screen empty with nothing to fill. 


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Holiday Resiliency Helper: LAUGH!

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 22, 2014

Now into officially winter and the holiday season, you might have noticed that some folks are - well - grumpy. Seems like they are stressed over, well, little things. Makes it rather hard to be around. If you are the person people hide from, try taking this season as a challenge to lighten up even if the dinner tables might load you down. 


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The Night before Christmas - Digital Style*

By Eileen McDargh - Wednesday, December 25, 2013



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